Zomato says 17 million user accounts hacked

Zomato says 17 million user accounts hacked

Zomato is an Indian search and food delivery service. Photograph: (Others)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India May 18, 2017, 01.09 PM (IST)


Marred by a security breach, food delivery service Zomato has issued a security notice admitting that accounts of its 17 millions users have been stolen from the database. As the company says, the stolen information includes usernames and hashed passwords.

While the passwords are encrypted, it is not difficult for hackers to crack them. But you are still advised to immediately change your Zomato password .

“The hashed password cannot be converted or decrypted back to plain text - so the sanctity of your password is intact in case you use the same password for other services. But if you are paranoid about security like us, we encourage you to change your password for any other services where you are using the same password,” says Zomato in a blog post.

“Since we have reset the passwords for all affected users and logged them out of the app and website, your zomato account is secure,” adds Zomato.

(WION)

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Zomato has issued a security notice admitting that accounts of 17 million of its users have been stolen from its database
  • The stolen information included usernames and hashed passwords
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